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Wednesday, October 16 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Civil Communications, Civic Engagement, and Participatory Democracy

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Society is becoming increasingly divisive. What roles can family foundations play in finding ways to support meaningful dialogue across “party lines” within their community? Is this role appropriate for family foundations? What are the biggest mistakes that funders make when trying to provide a forum for these types of conversations?

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Jessica Swoyer Green

Board Vice President, The Duchossois Family Foundation
In her fifth year as a board director for The Duchossois Family Foundation, Jessica Swoyer Green assists in stewarding investments in the areas of education and wellness. Having been actively involved in philanthropy for over ten years, Jessica seeks to support Chicago-land community... Read More →
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Lucas Johnson

Executive Director - Civil Conversations Project, The On Being Project
Lucas Johnson has deep, global experience in conflict resolution and community organizing. He has been shaped by his time learning from veterans of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., most closely Vincent Harding and Dorothy Cotton, and by his work with human rights activists around... Read More →
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Eboo Patel

Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core
Today, more than 85 percent of Americans identify as religious, whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, or another religious identity. Too often throughout history, those lines of religious difference have been a source of conflict: fueling war, intolerance, and... Read More →

Wednesday October 16, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611